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News and stories for SA Aboriginal Nations

Hearing Indigenous voices in museums and galleries

​A new report prepared by Indigenous lawyer Terri Janke lays out a detailed plan for Australia’s museums to better engage with Indigenous people.

The report First Peoples: A Roadmap for enhancing Indigenous Engagement in Museums and Galleries "addresses representation and re-imagining that so that there’s more truth telling and more Indigenous voices in museums and galleries” Ms Janke told Aboriginal Way.

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Learning language on country

Recently two language camps were held near Kati Thanda (Lake Eyre) with over 100 Arabana people speaking language and hearing about the traditional names of the places and stories from Elders. It's all a part of a successful revitalisation program for the Arabana language. Listen here:

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Dylan Clarke on Treaty in Victoria

On Aboriginal Way radio this week, we hear from Dylan Clarke, Chairperson of the Barengi Gadjin Land Council in Victoria. He provides some insight into treaty advancement and the need for constitutional recognition. Listen here:

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Native Title Management Training in Adelaide

The National Native Title Council (NNTC) has announced that Native Title Operations & Management Training for people involved in Aboriginal Corporations will be available in Adelaide from September 16 – 20.

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Nukunu native title determination

This week the Federal Court recognised that the Nukunu people are native title holders over a large area of South Australia around the city of Port Pirie. On the program we hear from the emotional Federal Court determination hearing which was held in the small town of Port Germein on the coast at the top of the Spencer Gulf.

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Suicide prevention for the city

​A community forum held at the SA Museum has heard that the city of Adelaide needs a strong suicide prevention network specifically to support Aboriginal people.

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Jamie Lowe Realising the Promise

​In this week's program we hear from the Chair of the National Native Title Council Jamie Lowe. He says that with much native title settled, it's an era to work towards wealth creation, hand back of resources and a journey to true reconciliation. He also says that we are seeing real progress in agreement making and that hope is the only way forward.

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Douglas Clinch on Diabetes Stories

​On the program this week, we hear about innovative work being done to find better ways of dealing with one of the most chronic health conditions in the Australian population broadly and the Aboriginal community particularly - diabetes.

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Culture, truth telling and the arts

​A prominent South Australian leader has called for support for a Centre for Aboriginal Culture and Arts, saying that Aboriginal people must have a venue for truth telling about their displacement to enable South Australians to properly understand our shared history.

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Paul Herzich Aboriginal landscape design

On this week's program we hear from Paul Herzich, a Ngarrinjeri and Kaurna man who is an Adelaide based contemporary landscape architect and visual artist. He speaks about how he incorporates an Aboriginal perspective into design.

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Joe Williams defying the enemy within

Meet a Wiradjuri man who is brave in every sense of the word. Joe Williams was a professional NRL player and champion boxer who has overcome his personal demons to become a speaker and advocate for Indigenous wellness and suicide prevention.

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Wiyi Yani U Thangani - Women’s voices

​Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, June Oscar AO his leading ‘Wiyi Yani U Thangani’ (Women’s Voices), the first government led initiative to report on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women’s lives since The Women’s Business Report was tabled in Parliament 32 years ago.

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SANTS acknowledges that the land on which our office is based is the traditional lands for the Kaurna people and we respect their spiritual and cultural relationship with their country.
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